Why We Despise ‘Reporters’

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I don’t watch nooze. It’s bad enough, just reading it. But yesterday something piqued my curiosity and moved me to watch a few minutes of President Trump’s press briefing. Because I never watch these things, I had no idea what to expect (https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-hhs-inspector-general-is-biased-report-on-hospital-shortages-2020-4).

So I saw what I didn’t expect: some nonentity of a “reporter” trying to talk over the president of the United States. He just wouldn’t shut up.  Like, Dude, who the hell are you? What kind of feral fool just keeps yakking away while the president is speaking? Who do these journalistic nimrods think they are?

How do you interview anyone if you won’t stop talking yourself? Many years ago, I was at a governor’s briefing. Those of us who had questions asked them–and listened to the answers. That’s how we were able to report on what the governor said. We were, I think, a dozen reporters. We didn’t just keep talking.

But that was then, this is now, and our free and independent press’ only mission in life is to damage Donald Trump and try to boost Democrats back into power. They want to do this because they’re idiots: no one with any more sense than God gave an umbrella stand wants Democrats in charge of anything.

It’s not only lousy reporting, to try to drown out the person you’re supposed to be interviewing. It’s also bad manners. To show that much disrespect for the president is shameful.

I admit I had, and have, no respect at all for the previous president; I don’t even like to type his name. But I’m not all over the airwaves, live, showing my disrespect.

Let them write what they please. But if they can’t behave themselves in public, then they shouldn’t be allowed out in public.


About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

6 responses to “Why We Despise ‘Reporters’

  • Joshua

    Now that was extremely rude of that “reporter”!

  • thewhiterabbit2016

    The news media in America scores lower approval than Congress – that is what you call a low blow. My perspective is never believe a word the MSM says.

  • unknowable2

    I’ve watched several live press briefings and am astounded by the disrespect shown to Mr. Trump. Beyond that, many of the questions strike me as juvenile.

    One reporter asked Trump about side effects from chloroquine. For heavens sake; is the President supposed to be the nation’s pharmacologist now? He has made a suggestion which has actually saved lives. He didn’t do this as a physician, but he’s acting upon information he has gotten from advisors. No one is claiming it’s an absolute cure, but it’s worth a try if someone is very sick and in danger of dying. In the meantime, many of these members of the press would rather see Trump discredited than accept that this drug may be saving some lives.

    A few days back, some reporter asked the president how he decides who gets a respirator. As if the White House is involved in the care decisions for individuals. That sort of naïveté might be charming in a pre-school child, but in an adult it makes me wonder if we’re talking about diminished capacity.

    I could go on, but it would degenerate into a rant. I’ll close by saying that common sense has become a misnomer, because it’s starting to become a bit hard to find.

    • leeduigon

      There is no doubt whatsoever that the Democrats and their bootlicking nooze media would destroy the country altogether, if if meant they’d ruin trump and get some Far Left psycho into the White House. They must be crushed in November: driven out of business forever.

      • unknowable2

        The events of the last month or so should have an interesting legacy. Hopefully some of the younger folks will see the cause and effect relationship as a real thing. We can’t take our relative comfort for granted.

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